How to recover from muscle damage in the neck?
February 2, 2010 9:34 AM Subscribe
My 58 year old aunt has been suffering from a very strange neck condition for about 2 years now. Her head leans to one side. It looks freaky and she cannot straighten it. Has anyone had experience with this or something similar?
posted by kmavap to Health & Fitness (11 answers total)
YANMD. The nerves/muscles in the right side of her neck are damaged and weakened. Thus, her head leans to one side. It looks like she is holding it that way, but she cannot straighten it. If she tries to, her head shakes. It's very obvious and she is constantly being questioned about it.
Possible causes (suggested by Dr.): Scar tissues from something unknown; She was hit by a car in the 70's and this may be resulting trauma; She carried a heavy shoulder bag on the damaged side for many years.
She has been seeing a chiropracter and physical therapist for 2 years to no avail and no diagnosis.
The latest treatment suggestion from her Dr. is botox injections directly into the muscle.
I feel terrible, as this is really affecting her social life and mental state.
Does anybody know someone who dealt with this or something similar? How were they able to fix it? I'm open to any feedback. Thanks.